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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Lifts Some Fire Restrictions Due to Recent Rain

News Release Date: June 30, 2022 Contact: Michael Larson, Public Information Officer, 575-236-1356 During the past two weeks, Carlsbad Caverns National Park received 2.26 inches of rain, reducing the fire danger. As a result, effective July 1, the park will lift the following fire restrictions:  Reopen Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This […]

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Bandelier National Monument to Lift Fire Restrictions   

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022  Contact: Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x1501 or 505.709.8318 Bandelier to Lift Fire Restrictions    Los Alamos, NM – With the recent rain, a forecast for continued moisture and reduced fire danger, Bandelier National Monument will lift Stage II and III fire restrictions at 9:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022. All campgrounds, […]

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Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions

Release Date: June 23, 2022  Contact: Dave Krueger, Chief of Interpretation (vall_news@nps.gov)  Valles Caldera to Lift Fire Restrictions  Jemez Springs, NM – With improved fuel moisture levels and reduced fire danger, Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift Stage II and III fire restrictions at 9:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2022. As a result, most […]

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Closure of NPS Administered Portions of CR42 Due To Cerro Bandera Fire

National Park Service News Release For Immediate ReleaseJune 9, 2022Contact: Jamie Kern, 505-876-2783, jamie_kern@nps.gov Grants, NM – The Cerro Bandera fire was reported at 10:40 am today on private land just west of the El Malpais National Monument boundary near CR 42 and NM 53. In response to the fire, the National Park Service is […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 24, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov CARLSBAD, New Mexico — Extreme fire danger continues to affect Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a result, effective May 25, the following  additional restrictions are in effect: Closure of Carlsbad Caverns Wilderness Area and all backcountry areas to day use. This includes access to all permit […]

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Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

There have been multiple aircraft incursions, including drones, planes, and helicopters, on the wildfires burning in Northern New Mexico over the past several weeks. The most recent incidents took place on May 14th and 15th, 2022, on the Cerro Pelado Fire in the Jemez Mountains. We can’t stress enough how dangerous drones and other private […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions begin in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Date: April 29, 2022Contact: Norma Pineda, 505-847-2585 x.221As a result of the extreme fire danger at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2022 and will […]

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National Park Service announces Stage II Fire Restrictions beginning May 4, 2022 for El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments

May 4, 2022 Contact: Lisa Dittman, 505-285-4641 ext. 218, lisa_dittman@nps.gov Grants, NM – As a result of the extreme fire danger, Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented in El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments. Stage II restrictions include no campfires or smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions are in effect beginning at […]

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Bandelier National Monument Closed Due to Cerro Pelado Fire

News Release Date: May 1, 2022 Contact: Joanie Budzileni, 505-672-3861 x1501 Los Alamos, New Mexico – Due to the activity of the Cerro Pelado Fire, Bandelier National Monument is closed until further notice.  Please visit Bandelier website and Facebook pages for updated information. Fire restrictions and information for New Mexico can be found at: NM Fire Info | New Mexico Fire Information   

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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

National Park Service News Release  For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2022  For further information contact: Bandelier – Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x1501 Fort Union – BJ Cluff, bj_cluff @nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Valles Caldera – David Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov 505-412-0826 Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs, New Mexico – Due to the increased risk of […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Additional Preventative Measures Due to Increasing Fire Danger 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park News Release  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 21, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov Additional Preventative Measures Implemented Due to Increasing Fire Danger  CARLSBAD, New Mexico—As a result of increasing fire danger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, overnight camping is prohibited, permitting of overnight backcountry trips is suspended, and propane stoves are prohibited. The previously issued preventative […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Carlsbad Caverns National Park News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 14, 2022 Contact: Laura Steele, Acting Chief Ranger, 575-236-1426, laura_steele@nps.gov CARLSBAD, New Mexico—Due to extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park will implement the following preventative measures beginning on Friday, April 15:  Closure of Walnut Canyon Desert Drive due to tall grass in some parking areas Charcoal and wood fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Continues Winter Prescribed Burns

Pile burn area: San Antonio Mountain DATE: February 4, 2022 CONTACT: Dave Krueger, david_krueger@nps.gov, 575-829-4100 ext. 3 Valles Caldera National Preserve Continues Winter Prescribed Burns Jemez Springs, NM – On Tuesday, February 8, the National Park Service will continue the prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve by burning piles of previously thinned materials […]

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Bandelier National Monument Plans Winter Prescribed Burn

Bandelier National Monument – News Release For Immediate Release:  February 3, 2022  For further information contact: Joanie Budzileni, joanie_budzileni@nps.gov, 505-672-3861, x. 1501 Bandelier National Monument Plans Winter Prescribed Burn  Los Alamos, NM –  The National Park Service plans to implement a prescribed fire in Bandelier National Monument starting as early as Thursday, February 10, 2022, […]

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Dog Fire – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Start Date: May 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Location: 34 Miles west of Whites City, NM in Guadalupe National Park Jurisdiction: National Park Service Size: 1.959 acres Containment: 40% Summary: This is a full suppression fire. Due to recent rain over the fire area, minimal fire activity, and minimal chances for fire growth, the fire was […]

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Bandelier & Valles Caldera Remind Visitors about Fire Restrictions

Los Alamos, NM – Following the Stage 1 Fire Restriction that was implemented Monday, May 24, 2021 by the Santa Fe National Forest, Bandelier Acting Superintendent Dennis Milligan and Valles Caldera Superintendent Jorge Silva-Banuelos would like to remind visitors that Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place year-round at Bandelier and Valles Caldera. Bandelier Acting Superintendent […]

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Dog Fire – Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Start Date: May 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Location: 34 miles Southwest of Whites City, New Mexico in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Jurisdiction: National Park Service Size: 1,377 acres Summary: This is a full suppression fire. The objective is to use natural and man-made barriers to keep the fire within the upper elevations of Guadalupe Mountains […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned at Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, NM – Pecos National Historical Park is planning to implement a prescribed burn project that may begin as soon as Wednesday, January 27th. The pile burn project, encompassing approximately 10 acres, is located along Highway 63 between the park entrance road and the Village of Pecos within areas that have been previously thinned and […]

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Prescribed Burn Planned at Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, NM– Pecos National Historical Park is planning to implement a prescribed burn project that will begin when conditions allow anytime from early November and through the end of winter. The pile burn project, encompassing approximately 10 acres, is located along Highway63 between the park entrance road and the Village of Pecos within areas that […]

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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Winter Prescribed Burns

Jemez Springs, NM — The National Park Service plans to implement prescribed burn projects in Valles Caldera National Preserve between early November and the end of the winter season when conditions allow. The prescribed burns will occur in previously thinned areas where materials have been piled for burning. The burn operations will be completed in phases over several […]

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